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Kent State attempts to invest in scholarships to recruit, retain top students

Alex Zito, Reporter April 24, 2023

Kent State University tries to recruit and retain students by offering a range of scholarships to help them achieve their academic goals. Melissa McKenney, the director of scholarships at Kent State,...

New $20 million study abroad scholarship fund launching

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter April 23, 2022

Kent State is creating a $20 million scholarship fund to assist any students interested in studying abroad. The Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement is working with the Office of Global Education...

Valoree Vargo is the Vice President of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement and the CEO of the Kent State Foundation.

Kent State raises over $6 million for students

Berkeley Chadwick Reporter February 6, 2022

Over $6 million in scholarships was given to students after an “unprecedented” year of fundraising for the Kent State Foundation.Attaining a degree is costly but the foundation has a plan to help;...

Kent State announces ‘Forever Brighter’ fundraising campaign; largest fundraiser in university history

Alexandra Golden Reporter Owen Macmillan Assistant Managing Editor October 3, 2021

Correction: Sandy Armstrong, co-chair of the campaign committee, was mistakenly referred to as "Cindy Armstrong." The article has also been edited to reflect the current fundraising number reported by...

Women’s golf competes at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship Tournament

Kathryn Rajnicek Reporter September 23, 2021

Kent State’s women’s golf team finished in 11th place out of 17 teams in its second tournament of the season on Monday and Tuesday.“I’ve been here three weeks, and it's been great to watch our...

Kent State announces new scholarship program for in-state students

Rachel Gross Reporter June 22, 2021

President Todd Diacon announced a new student aid program aimed to assist more Golden Flashes to get to graduation and limit student debt, according to an emailed press release sent Tuesday.The “first-of-its-kind”...

The Board of Trustees approved the Anti-Racism and Equity Institute in a Zoom meeting Wednesday. Mandy Munro-Stasiuk, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the proposal at the Academic Excellence and Student Success Committee meeting March 4.

Board of Trustees approves Anti-Racism and Equity Institute, amid the racial climate

Kelly Krabill Reporter March 10, 2021

The university’s plan to establish diversity will be the new focus of an institution approved by the Board of Trustees in a Zoom meeting Wednesday.The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will host faculty,...

Career Services fee offers opportunities for students

Emily Walters Reporter February 13, 2020

Career Services is supporting students in new ways since the addition of a fee in spring 2018. Students attending the main campus were charged $6 per credit hour, capped at 12 credit hours per semester,...

Kent State considers applicants for #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship for international students

Mimi Freeman Reporter February 12, 2020

In response to President Trump’s initial travel ban ordered in January of 2017, Kent State enacted the #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship following a viral social media campaign encouraging international...

Golden Girls by Kent State alumna Jennifer Datchuk. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Datchuk.

Kent State alumna wins United States Artist fellowship

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 9, 2020

Kent State Alumna Jennifer Ling Datchuk won a $50,000 art fellowship from United States Artists, which is given to the most compelling artists of various mediums working and living in the United States.“I...

Devin Moore

College starts scholarship to remember Devin Moore

Rachel Duthie January 31, 2018

Devin Moore wanted to become a sports commentator after college, a dream that emerged from his lifelong love of basketball.That dream was cut short when Moore, a senior journalism major, died in December...

Michael Weber on MTVs Amazingness.

KentWired’s Q&A with winner of MTV’s ‘Amazingness,’ Michael Weber

Henry Palattella January 19, 2018

The following is a Q&A with junior advertising student Michael Weber, who recently won the $10,000 grand prize on an episode of MTV’s “Amazingness.”KentWired: With “Amazingness,” how did...

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